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When a Pirate Is the Voice of Chivalry
New York Times ^ | October 26, 2010 | Maureen Dowd

Posted on 10/27/2010 6:46:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

It’s the Year of the Woman, all right. In a bad way. Some of the women running in high-profile races are not my cup of Tea. And some of the male candidates could be part of the Little Rascals’ He-Man, Woman-Haters Club.

The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.

In a campaign season when many men — and women — are taking harsh stances that could hurt women, a chivalrous voice has at last arrived.

Oddly enough, it belongs to a renegade pirate whose motto is “Keep it dark”: Keith Richards. .....

The guitarist explained in an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross that the band’s so-called “anti-girl” songs could just as easily be about guys. .....

“I’ve never been able to go to bed with a woman just for sex,” writes the author, happily married for decades to the former model Patti Hansen, whom he is supporting through bladder cancer. “I’ve no interest in that. I want to hug you and kiss you and make you feel good and protect you. And get a nice note the next day, stay in touch.”

The consummate gentleman. Who knew?

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dowd; leftwing; nut; richards
Maureen needs a hug.

Any volunteers?

1 posted on 10/27/2010 6:46:07 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Seasonally appropriate barf..


2 posted on 10/27/2010 6:49:25 AM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Always the bridesmaid, eh Maureen?

3 posted on 10/27/2010 6:52:21 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

4 posted on 10/27/2010 6:55:17 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I hope they didn't stay up too late working on the clever twist to this article. What a clunker.

"Yaaarr, captain! This scurvy, flea-bit metaphor be more awkward to wield than me lucky harpoon!"

5 posted on 10/27/2010 6:57:25 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.”

What’s the story on this? Did I miss it? Any links?


6 posted on 10/27/2010 6:57:57 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
So how was anyone to know the woman wearing a wig rushing the candidate didn't have a gun or a grenade?

Apparently, Maureen doesn't know diddley squat about security work.

Unless the woman didn't (unlikely), this is a set-up.

If the persons who tackled the woman were not employees of the campaign, they acted on their own recognizance, not on the orders of the campaign.

We used to know this as 'getting involved', which is a TEA party thing, after all, and something which used to be a common trait among Americans in general. Had she had a gun or grenade their lives would have been in peril.

After all, who would have thought that nice young man was going to shoot President Reagan (and Jim Brady, and a Capitol Hill Cop) in an attempt to get a date with Jodie Foster?

7 posted on 10/27/2010 6:59:11 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: theDentist

ahhh...the reason I came to this thread...


8 posted on 10/27/2010 7:00:12 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.

One man, wearing a “Don’t Tread on Me” button, ripped off her wig and wrestled her to the ground with the help of another man, and a third Paul volunteer stamped his foot on her shoulder when she was down.

First I've heard of that incident, begging the question: if it really happened, why has it not been front page and editorial page fodder for all the enemedia? Or was it street theater with other MoveOns playing the part of Tea Partiers?

9 posted on 10/27/2010 7:00:52 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

The videotape of it ran on FOXNEWS all this morning.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 7:02:47 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Utopia is being foisted on Americans for their own good.-- J. Robert Smith)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“harsh stand that could hurt women” = libspeak for “pro-life”.


11 posted on 10/27/2010 7:03:15 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

OK, I never watch morning TV, so I missed it.


12 posted on 10/27/2010 7:04:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty too! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night...

Dowd exhibits a lack of self-awareness and utter cluelessness here that is breathtaking.

The misogny actually reached its zenith within Dowd's own prior column, the one in which she attacked those women who are currently running for election as Republicans, using a barrage of the most vile, woman-hating prose to appear in public since the heyday of Andrew Dice Clay...

13 posted on 10/27/2010 7:06:25 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Oh, but I do love MoDo threads.

I don't know why. I just do.

14 posted on 10/27/2010 7:13:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
“Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.” What’s the story on this? Did I miss it? Any links?

Fox 41's Bennett Haeberle witnessed the stomping incident.

Tuesday on Fox News @ 4, he told anchor Elizabeth Woolsey that Rand Paul arrived about an hour before the debate was set to begin.

His SUV pulled up, and Haeberle, referring to MoveOn.org activist Lauren Valle, says, "It looks from our video, I went back and watched it several times, it appears that she actually got next to the SUV and attempted to present him with that fake award. And then afterwards, a couple of the Paul supporters...restrained her and then it continued there, one lady saying there, 'Get off, get off,' and then you see the man's foot stomp on Lauren Valley's head."

A New Orleans television station is reporting that Lauren Valle was among several Greenpeace activists who were arrested back in May during the BP oil spill.

Link

[2008]Lauren Valle, 31, was born in Falmouth, MA, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She studies Eastern Religion and Philosophy at Columbia University. She has supported various organizations working to build a more just and sustainable world. She is taking action for Tibet this summer because she believes that the Olympics represent a unique and critical opportunity for people of conscience to come together on a global level and speak out for human rights.

15 posted on 10/27/2010 7:20:04 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The misogyny reached its zenith outside a Rand Paul debate in Lexington, Ky., on Monday night when a group of Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org

Oh. A woman. Some nameless, faceless woman who was just innocently standing around in her MoveOn.org garb and these New Pink Panther thugs decided to beat her about the head and shoulders, eh?

I know the staff at The NYT isn't what it used to be, MoDo, but you might just want to dig a little deeper than the layer of dust when you endeavor to report all the news that's fit to print.

16 posted on 10/27/2010 7:20:17 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Maureen needs a hug. Any volunteers?


"I'll do it but I'll need a bag big enough to fit over MY head first."

17 posted on 10/27/2010 7:22:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Maureen Dowd citing Keith Richards as an example of chivalry?

I'm going back to bed...no way is this day going to turn out well.

18 posted on 10/27/2010 7:25:03 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Thanks! Don’t know how I missed that!


19 posted on 10/27/2010 7:25:45 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Her writing skill is vastly overrepresented.


20 posted on 10/27/2010 7:26:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gosh, in a crowd, I’d mistake that for a young man.


21 posted on 10/27/2010 7:33:04 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

OK, let’s write en masse to the NYT pointing out that Maureen lied about the Rand Paul issue.


22 posted on 10/27/2010 7:42:28 AM PDT by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why are you surprised?)
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To: Lazamataz

This woman has no working compass when it comes to recognizing good qualities in men.
______

Maureen Dowd gives an unsympathetic view of George Bush’s time in office

Host: “nightmare is over”

Maureen: “Americans want their leader to be a mirror of their values.” Toasted with champagne at the Lincoln Memorial.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYP6esvQGw4&NR=1


23 posted on 10/27/2010 7:42:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hey MO!!!

Is this an example of liberal chivalry?

http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/04/republican_officials_attacked.html

24 posted on 10/27/2010 7:44:45 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"Tea Party toughs roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because she wouldn’t move on.”

Yep, you will notice the line was NOT written "A man from the Tea Party roughed up a woman from MoveOn.org because..."

Why single out an individual for inappropriate behavior, when you can paint a whole nation-wide movement in a bad light with a single broad brush stroke?...

Also, one last comment...MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, MOROON DEWD!

25 posted on 10/27/2010 7:51:42 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (In just His first 3 days, the War on Terror became the War on Free Speech.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
September 03, 2009----A spokeswoman for MoveOn responded to an incident this morning in which a supporter allegedly bit the finger off a conservative demonstrator amid a health care-related fracas in Ventura County, calling the violence "regrettable."

Emails MoveOn spokeswoman Ilyse Hogue:

[Yesterday, MoveOn held over 350 peaceful candlelight vigils nationwide, in which tens of thousands of people participated in, to call for immediate action on health care reform including a strong public option.

We have seen press reports that indicate at one event in Southern California a regrettable act of violence happened. While we do not have any more facts about what happened then what we saw in press accounts, MoveOn condemns violence in all forms. We have seen passions run high on both sides all summer in the health care debate, and we strongly believe that this nation deserves an honest, peaceful and respectful debate about health care reform.

While we don't know if either party involved was a MoveOn member, we regret any violence that may have occurred yesterday, and we support the Ventura County Sheriff's investigation into the situation. It is our firm hope that this event does not detract from the tens of thousands who were out peacefully making their voices heard for health care reform and a public option.]

26 posted on 10/27/2010 7:51:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Elwood P. Doud

This woman’s history is a Who’s Who of far-left activism.

“...Valle works for Republicorp — a MoveOn project meant to highlight corporate influence over the Republican party. ..”

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/kentucky-stomping-victim-says-assailants-recognized-her-premeditated-attack.php


27 posted on 10/27/2010 8:09:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I’ve been trying to remember the news story about a reporter that got clocked by a bodyguard for approaching a Dem female pol out on the street. I believe it was also in New Orleans, this was maybe two years ago.

Anybody recall the incident?


28 posted on 10/27/2010 8:18:27 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles
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“More Republican Thuggery”

[Excerpt] When we hear the phrase “curb-stomping”, many of us, I’m sure, think of the practice of gang members placing their enemies’ teeth on a curb and violently stomping on the back of their head. Those of us who are movie buffs may think of that indelibly violent scene in the Edward Norton movie, American History X.

But even in today’s highly polarized and openly nasty partisanship that often involves Republican thuggery, we certainly don’t expect to see or hear about liberal activists getting literally curb-stomped by Republican voters or campaign coordinators such as Rand Paul staffer Tim Profitt.

Yet this is exactly what had happened to liberal activist Lauren Valle, a 23 year-old young lady of slight build who’d merely tried to give Paul a fake employee of the month sign from the fictional organization Republicorp and to get her picture taken with Paul. That’s when she was wrestled to the ground and then curb-stomped by Profitt, a guy who easily had 6 inches and about 100 pounds on Valle.

Valle was taken to the hospital and released after being treated for a concussion and a sprained shoulder and arm. To make the Paul campaign look even more out of touch with reality than it already is, the campaign issued a statement expressing relief that she wasn’t injured.......

When the hell are we going to man up and start fighting back? Now they’re assaulting our women and what else are we gonna do besides blog about it? [End Excerpt]

http://brilliantatbreakfast.blogspot.com/


29 posted on 10/27/2010 8:21:38 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: GunsAndBibles
Are you're thinking of the incident during the Brown-Coakely campaign in Mass? Coakley Staffer Knocks Report to the Ground
30 posted on 10/27/2010 8:26:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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Interestingly, she's being called a 23-year old woman but I've read several accounts listing her as being 31 in 2008. So, is she 23 or 33?

Greenpeace: A few words in support of Lauren Valle and professional agitators everywhere "....Rush Limbaugh was earning his money today and was on the air early bad mouthing Lauren Valle and throwing his support behind her aggressors. His rationale is that Lauren Valle is a "professional agitator." The evidence for this is that Lauren has an arrest record and has participated in protests in Louisiana, New York, and Beijing, China. Clearly then, she deserves to be beaten. She asked for it by standing up where people would prefer that she sit down. She brought it on herself by speaking up in a place where her beliefs are unpopular. What else did she expect would happen? This was the gist of Mr. Limbaugh's commentary as well as some of the comments I read on the many articles that have been printed about this event. ...."

31 posted on 10/27/2010 8:40:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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Her arrest in May 2010 lists her birth date as May of 1985.

Activists Face Felony Charges - Sgt. Lesley Hill Peters

[Excerpt] The seven had been seen in the area for the past week and had been repeatedly warned by law enforcement not to hamper clean up operations and not to trespass. Greenpeace is known for pre-planning and coordinating similar protests to bring attention to environmental issues. Pictures of the vandalism appeared on the Greenpeace website within minutes of the arrest of the activists.

All seven will be transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where they will be booked with unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure (R.S. 14:62.3) and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling (R.S. 14:62.3). The New Orleans Joint Terrorism Taskforce is reviewing today’s incident and all seven could face additional charges. [End excerpt]

32 posted on 10/27/2010 8:57:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife (Allhttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2122429/posts)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

That’s the one. Thanks!


33 posted on 10/27/2010 9:04:14 AM PDT by GunsAndBibles
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